Eligibility Requirements


Membership to AAEC is open to individuals that meet the following criteria:

  1. You are a lawyer with a valid license to practice.
  2. You are currently employed, on a full-time basis, by a private or public company or institution.
  3. In your current role you primarily provide legal advice or assistance in connection with the application of the law or any form of resolution of legal disputes related to the specific needs of your employer (1).
  4. Your job title indicates that your role is that of in-house legal counsel, corporate counsel or general counsel. The following list provides examples of titles that meet this criterion but are not exhaustive of all possibilities:
    • General Counsel
    • In-house Counsel or Lawyer
    • Corporate Legal Counsel
    • Lawyer
    • Counsel
    • Legal Director
    • Note: In the event that you do perform the duties of in-house or corporate counsel but your job title does not reflect either a legal role or the appropriate functional role you may be asked to provide confirmation of your responsibilities before being accepted into the association. This may be the case if you perform multiple roles for a company and your title is reflective of a corporate function but not your legal role.
  5. Your professional responsibilities include the Central American region.
  6. If you no longer meet the eligibility requirements after being accepted as a member of AAEC, you must agree to immediately report your change of status via the following email membership@aaec.org.